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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Monday, November 16 2020


Roseau County has 764 Positive Cases; with 22 new cases reported today; and 1 accumulated death.

Monday’s data update includes 12 more deaths, bringing the state’s total since mid-March to 2,917. Of those, 2,003 were residents of long-term care facilities, including four of the 12 newly reported deaths.

The state has reported 460 deaths in the first 16 days of November compared to 423 in all of October.

Testing and positivity rates

The 7,444 positive results in Monday’s update were from a total of 51,207 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 14.54%.

Those completed tests were from 24,764 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 30.06% today.

The World Health Organization recommended in May that a percent positive rate (total positives divided by total completed tests) of below 5% for at least two weeks is necessary to safely reopen the economy. That 5% threshold is based on total positives divided by total tests.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota’s percent positive over the past seven days is 14.91%.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 3,472,833 (up from 3,421,682)
  • People tested: 2,173,425 (up from 2,148,661)
  • Positive cases: 231,018 (up from 223,581)
  • Deaths: 2,917 – 44 of which are “probable*” (up from 2,905)
  • Active cases: 51,404 (up fro 50,703)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 179,614 (up from 172,873)

Updated daily with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Last modified: 11/16/2020

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